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Blog Tour: The Phantom of New York by A.L. Janney

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Hi everyone!
I’m so excited to join this tour about the book The Phantom of New York, volume 1 – Peter and the Crown by A.L. Janney.

 

ebook Cover_previewAbout the book The Phantom of New York:
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Genre: MG/YA Adventure
  • Plot: ‘This is a story about vigilantes and magic.
    About prophecy and hope.
    About a boy and his hotel.
    When twelve-year-old Peter Constantine wakes up in the Crown Hotel with a new identity, life isover ashe knows it. But perhaps that’s not such a bad thing…
    A dangerous man Peter only knows as“The Client”is after his family, so they’ve relocated toNew York City. With help from unlikely friends living at the glamorous hotel, including the ghost on the tenth floor, Peter’s new life begins. Soon, however, he learns of a plot to destroy his new home, a plot only the Phantom can foil.
    Peter and the Crownis the first book in the Phantom of New York series, an adventure for readers aged ten and up. If you like smart, funny characters and “can’t put it down” escapades, then you’ll love Alan Janney’s Phantom of New York series.’.
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Down The TBR Hole #5

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Today I’m going to join the “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story, checking 5 books on my TBR and trying to get rid of the ones I’m not going to read any time soon!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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30724132Geekarella by Ashley Poston

This is retelling of cinderella in the modern days with a sprinkle of geekiness. Even if I like geeky things I’m going to let it go because I’m not a fan of Cinderella and this type of romantic things.

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Down The TBR Hole #4

Down_The_TBR_HoleHi everyone!
Today I’m going to join the “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story, checking 5 books on my TBR and trying to get rid of the ones I’m not going to read any time soon!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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30754980Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

This is a graphic novel by an author that I love on instagram and I’m obviously going to keep it.

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Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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Hi everyone!
FIRST OF ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS 💕!
After four months I finally finished reading this and I quite enojyed it, so this is my review! By the way I read this with the best buddy-reader ever Chloe @Blushing Bibliophile!

 

35606560  The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages: 256
  • My rating:  out of 5!
  • Plot: this is the recipe of life
    said my mother
    as she held me in her arms as i wept
    think of those flowers you plant
    in the garden each year
    they will teach you
    that people too
    must wilt
    fall
    root
    rise
    in order to bloom.

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REVIEW

 

So this is the new book by Rupi Kaur author of Milk and Honey and I waited soo much for this book to be published! This book, like Milk and Honey, is divided into chapters: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.
It’s a poetry collection about grief, self-abandment, honouring one’s roots, love and empowering oneself according to the book… But it’s so much more: it’s about loss, heatache, self love, femminism and immigration as well.

 

I think this book is really inspiring in fact I wrote notes in it, I don’t know why but there I felt free to write poems that were inspired by her poems and to doodle whatever came into my mind (okay not actually whatever but all the things linked to the poems).
The writing is amazing: I love her voice and the litotes she uses. I also liked most of the poems.

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The Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag

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Hi everyone!

I saw the Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag on Lia @Lost In A Story, she didn’t tag me, but I really like this tag… so these are my answers! :)

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Received an ARC and not reviewed it

I don’t receive ARC copies, so no I didn’t.

 

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I’m not on NetGalley, so again I don’t.

 

Rated a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

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Yes… One time and I’m actually writing the review today.

 

Folded down the page of a book

NEVER!! I love my books and I don’t like to ruin them…

 

Accidentally spilled on a book

I don’t like to admit it, but yes… I love to read books while drinking a cup of tea and that sometimes leads to disasters *cries*.

 

DNF a book this year

I usually don’t DNF books but I left a lot of books at page 40 but not beacause they’re boring just because I don’t have enough time

 

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

Nope, I tend to judge books by their cover: if I like the cover I read the blurb if I don’t like the cover and noone recommended me that book, I’m never going to read it!

 

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

I don’t know when I did it, but I porbably did that many, many times…

 

Skim read a book

I did but only with Galileo by Bertol Brecht because I didn’t like it and I had to read it for school.

 

Completely missed your GoodReads goal

Well, the year hasn’t finished yet and I have to read “only” 4 more books, but if I read 4 comics I can do that!

 

Borrowed a book and not returned it

I didn’t technically do that: my grandma lended me a book and I still haven’t read it, so I can’t give it back.

 

Broke a book buying ban

No, I didn’t.

 

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

Literally me every time. I just did that for the review of Nimona.
HACK: always write your thoughts about the book you’re reading, so it’s more easy to review it!

 

Wrote in a book you were reading

Okay, so I HATE to write in books but I am reading The Sun and Her Flowersby Rupi Kaur and I had to write some lines of a poem that came to my mind, so I wrote those few lines in pencil on the page, and I don’t feel guilty about it!

 

Finished a book and not added it to your GoodReads

I think GoodReads is one of the best site for readers and I love to use it and keep track of my reading progress, so no I always add my books on goodreads as soon as I start them!

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That’s it for the naughty or Nice Book Tag and since I’m so late, I’m not going to tag everyone in particular, but if you want to do it consider yourself tagged!

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Are you on the Naught or on the Nice list this year? What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Thank you for reading,

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Down The TBR Hole #3

Down_The_TBR_HoleHi everyone!
Today I’m going to join the “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story, checking 5 books on my TBR and trying to get rid of the ones I’m not going to read any time soon!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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35539The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz

I LOVE The Beatles and the reviews are really positive, but I don’t think I’d finish this 983 pages book, so I’m going to let it go.

 

 

 

31931941Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is a recently poblished YA book about a girl and her webcomic, I think, the cover is really cute and the reviews are very positive, so I’m going to keep itAnd I’m probably going to ask it for Christmas!

 

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Featuring Authors #25: Laura Camby McCaskill + GIVEAWAY

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Hi everyone!
This is the twenty-fifth post of my featuring authors series. Today I’m going to feature Laura Camby McCaskill, author of Fallow and Her Keepers! In this post there will be a bio about the author and one of her books, an interview and a giveaway!

To see other authors I featured click hereTo be featured contact me here!

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IMG_5137 (2)About Laura Camby McCaskill
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In 2012, I published my first work, a paranormal thriller, Her Keepers. From 2012 until now it has gained 5 starts on Amazon, with great reviews. My second work, a romance thriller entitled Fallow, was published in September 2016. Fallow, like Her Keepers, has gained 5 stars. I followed in the steps of my mother, Judy Camby. Judy was a local children’s author in Asheville NC. (more…)

Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Hi everyone!
I’ve finished this book a loooong time ago, then I forgot to write the review. I think that this is my first “unpopular opinion” review, so let’s begin…

 

19351043Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

  • Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
  • Pages: 272
    • My rating:  and half a star out of 5!
    • Plot: The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”
      Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.
      Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.
      But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

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REVIEW

This is a really fun and cute graphic novel… but nothing more for me??
Before buying this graphic novel I read a lot of reviews, really good reviews, so my hopes were very high.

The plot was simple, with very short chapter, but interesting with amazing characters. The main character is Nimona a SHAPESHIFTER that dreams of becoming a villain, though I didn’t get along well with her; another important character is Ballister a villain that is in his way caring and precious.

Fantasy is a genre that I like, but maybe this was too much fantasy for me? I’m sorry I’m weird, but there were dragons, magic and everything. But I really enjoyed the world: loved the mix of medieval and science!

I have mixed feelings about the art as well. I love the cover and the colors are amazing (for example she used sepia for the flashbacks)! But I didn’t really like the style of the characters and their proportions. Anyway I liked that the text is handwritten and the fanart at the end. Also the quality of the paper is great!

 

Final thoughts

Even if I gave it only 3.5 stars it is a cute and funny story and I’m happy I read it.

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FINAL RATINGS

  • Plot: 3 out ot 5
  • Design: 5 out of 5
  • Characters: 3 out of 5
  • Writing: 4 out of 5 (AMAZING)
  • Interest: 3 out of 5
  • The Feels and emotions: 3 out of 5
  • Ending: 3 out of 5

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So what do you think about the book? Have you read it?

 

Thank you for reading,

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